List of mayors of Cotati, California

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This is a list of mayors of Cotati, California.[1]

The City of Cotati has had a mayor almost continuously since its incorporation on July 16, 1963. Each year, the Cotati City Council chooses one of its members to serve as mayor. Mayors usually serve for one year at a time, but many mayors have served multiple terms.

Mayoral powers and duties[edit]

The mayor presides over meetings of the City Council and also chairs Cotati's redevelopment agency (CMC 2.40.050) and disaster council (CMC 2.24.030).[2]

In addition, the mayor may:

  • call special meetings of the council (Cotati Municipal Code 2.04.030),
  • excuse the city manager from attending council meetings (CMC 2.12.130),
  • appoint people to the Planning Commission (CMC 2.16.010), the Community and Environment Commission (CMC 2.20.030), the Police Auxiliary Commission (CMC 2.22.030), and
  • administer oaths to witnesses at council meetings (CMC 2.32.050).

Chronological list[edit]

Mayors of Cotati
Name Took office Left office
1 Morris J. "Sam" Houser[3] July 18, 1963 November 5, 1964
2 Stanley C. Olsson November 5, 1964 November 4, 1965
3 Lloyd B. Draper November 4, 1965 April 6, 1967
4 Oliver V. Chadwick April 6, 1967 April 18, 1968
5 Morris J. "Sam" Houser April 18, 1968 April 3, 1969
6 Frank J. Dolinsek April 3, 1969 April 21, 1970
7 Alfred Falletti April 21, 1970 May 6, 1971
8 John L. "Jack" Groom May 6, 1971 December 2, 1971
9 Frank J. Dolinsek December 2, 1971 May 4, 1972
10 Annette Lombardi May 4, 1972 January 4, 1973
11 Geoffrey Dunham January 4, 1973 March 26, 1974
12 Stephen Laughlin March 26, 1974 August 3, 1974
13 Geoffrey Dunham August 20, 1974 April 1, 1975
14 Harry E. Fassio April 1, 1975 March 9, 1976
15 William A. J. Payne March 9, 1976 March 15, 1977
16 Allen C. Stansbury March 15, 1977 March 14, 1978
17 Alfred Falletti March 14, 1978 March 13, 1979
18 Robert E. Davis March 13, 1979 April 15, 1980
19 Eve O'Rourke April 15, 1980 April 14, 1981
20 Tamara Davis April 15, 1981 June 7, 1982
21 Tamara Davis June 8, 1982 June 14, 1983
22 Katherine Roberts June 14, 1983 June 12, 1984
23 Arch Stewart June 12, 1984 June 25, 1985
24 Linda Shorey June 26, 1985 June 24, 1986
25 Bill Miller June 24, 1986 June 23, 1987
26 Katherine Roberts June 23, 1987 June 28, 1988
27 Arch Stewart June 28, 1988 June 13, 1989
28 Robert E. Davis June 13, 1989 June 26, 1990
29 Linda Shorey June 26, 1990 June 12, 1991
30 Bill Miller June 12, 1991 June 8, 1992
31 Sandra E. Elles June 8, 1992 August 18, 1993
32 Richard M. Cullinen, Jr. August 18, 1993 December 7, 1994
33 Harold B. Berkemeier December 7, 1994 December 13, 1995
34 John A. Dell'Osso December 13, 1995 December 11, 1996
35 Sandra E. Elles December 11, 1996 December 10, 1997
36 Richard M. Cullinen, Jr. December 10, 1997 January 13, 1999
37 Harold B. Berkemeier January 13, 1999 January 12, 2000
38 Geoff Fox January 12, 2000 January 10, 2001
39 Harold B. Berkemeier January 10, 2001 January 9, 2002
40 Janet Orchard January 9, 2002 January 15, 2003
41 Janet Kurvers January 15, 2003 January 14, 2004
42 Pat Gilardi January 14, 2004 January 12, 2005
43 Lisa Moore January 12, 2005 January 11, 2006
44 Janet Orchard January 11, 2006 January 9, 2007
45 Geoff Fox January 9, 2007 January 9, 2008
46 Pat Gilardi January 9, 2008 January, 2009
47 John Guardino January, 2009 October 23, 2009
48 Robert Coleman-Senghor January 9, 2010[4] January 12, 2011
49 Janet Orchard January 12, 2011[5] January 11, 2012
50 Susan Harvey January 11, 2012 January 9, 2013
51 Mark Landman January 9, 2013[6] January, 2014
52 John Dell'Osso[7] January, 2014 incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cotati, City of. Roster of Mayors. Provided by the city clerk on March 20, 2008.
  2. ^ "Cotati Municipal Code". Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  3. ^ "Birth of a City". Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  4. ^ "A New Year with a NEW Mayor" Tri County Times. Vol II, Issue 1, January 2010. page 1.
  5. ^ "Cotati picks Orchard as new mayor". The Community Voice. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Landman named Cotati's new mayor". The Community Voice. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "John Dell'Osso named Cotati mayor for 2014". The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. December 14, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-18.